Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Minuteman Press Bristol is delighted once again to be working in partnership with the ever expanding Bristol Shakespeare Festival. The festival is an established feature in the Bristol social calendar, and has proven popular with locals and visitors alike.

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2018 Programme features a broad variety of performances and educational workshops; presented by a proliferation of theatrical companies experienced in delivering Shakespearean performances of Globe Theatre worthy standards.

To ensure another successful festival year, the Bristol Shakespeare Festival required a full package of promotional marketing materials. Minuteman Press Bristol were commissioned to produce physical printed marketing product designed by Bristol Shakespeare Festival’s own highly talented Bristol based Programme and Brand Designer Afshin Walker.

The Festival Programmes were printed lithographically, on Forest Stewardship Council certified uncoated stock; to combine the client’s vision of the product, make it tactile and give it the unmistakeable smell of ink on paper! The programmes having been printed, collated, stapled, folded and three edge trimmed, were distributed to multiple locations throughout the city of Bristol and beyond; for onward dissemination to prospective audience members.

Large format A0 (841mm x 1189mm) posters were giclée printed, together with smaller A3 (297mm x 420mm) digitally printed posters to promote the festival; appearing in the windows of venues, hostelries, offices, homes and other locations anticipated to deliver high visibility.

Flyers (A5 148mm x 210mm) were also produced for prospective audience members to pick up, take away and discuss at leisure.

The printed package would not have been complete without the production of scripts for cast members; namely for 1599.

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2018 includes the world premiere of 1599: A Year in the life of William Shakespeare. The awesome play was inspired by the best-selling book 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, by Professor James Shapiro (Shapiro, J. 2006, Faber and Faber; ISBN 978-0571214815). The Bristol Shakespeare Festival performance of 1599 was written and directed by Ed Viney and was produced by Jacqui Ham.


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